UnixWare 7 NFB Graphics Driver Development Kit

The xlinkkit package includes utilities, #include files, libraries, and makefiles for developing a NFB graphics driver for UnixWare 7:

Describes how to get started

Script to create templates for your driver

Sample driver source

Version 7.1.0 of the xlinkkit package differs from previous versions in the following ways:

  • pkgchk errors eliminated

For current information about the entire UnixWare/OpenServer Hardware Developers Kit (HDK) release, see the HDK Release Notes.

Note: Documentation references on this page link to the Product Documentation. They are also available on your local system when the baseMAN, HDKdoc, and HDKman packages are installed.

System requirements

This package has the following dependencies:

Base System

X11R6 Base X runtime

X11R6 Fonts

X11R6 X Server

This package cannot be installed on OpenServer systems. Similar tools for OpenServer are provided in the O5xlinkit package.

Before attempting to build and package drivers with the X Link Kit, you must also install the following packages on your UnixWare 7 system:

Software Packaging Tools (included with the UDK)

Advanced Commands

See the UDK documentation for more information.


Before installing this version of the xlinkkit package on your system, you must remove any earlier versions.

To install the package from:

downloaded files

  1. Log in as root.
  2. Download the package to an installation directory; for example, /tmp.
  3. Use the pkgadd(1M) command to install it by entering:
    pkgadd  -d  /tmp/xlinkkit

media distribution

  1. Log in as root.
  2. Insert the CD-ROM in the drive
  3. Use the pkgadd(1M) command to install it by entering:
    pkgadd  -d  cdrom1  xlinkkit


All files are extracted to the /usr/src/ihvkit/display directory. Read the instructions in README in this directory before running the xmkddx script to create driver templates.

For more information

More information concerning NFB graphics drivers may be found in Developing NFB graphics adapter driver.

The xtests package contains test suites that can be used to test NFB graphics drivers on both OpenServer and UnixWare 7 systems.